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alert. kathleen sebelius answers questions before a senate committee this morning and you will see live. good morning. it's going to be a big day for this law today. martha: lawmakers are releasing 100 pang -- 100 pages of notes. the documents show what happened at administration officials started to scramble when they realized healthcare.gov had more problems than they realized. >> reporter: a week into this rollout none of the known fixes were working. they were basically calling audibles behind the scene. here is something from october 8 dealing with the identity management system which is one of the first things users deal with. it says the idm fix is taking longer than expected. it's a new take on how to fix the problem implemented today. yesterday mayor taken -- yesterday marilyn tavenner explained none of the fed saw this coming. >> we anticipated high volume, then we ran into the issue with the establishment of the e-mail accounts. so we had a problem solve for that. those were two things we did not expect. >> reporter: something else are some limited enrollment statistics that
right there. have a nice weekend. >> bye, everybody. bill: a fox news alert. kathleen sebelius is expected to make some kind of statement within the hour. the president says he's sorry he guaranteed anyone who liked their healthcare plan could keep it but critics say that.not go far enough. martha: good morning. i'm martha maccallum. last night president obama said he should have explained that memorable promise a little bit better and more effectively. >> i regret have much that what i intended to do where people would be moving into better plans because they want them rather than because they were forced into it. i'm sorry they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me. bill: there it is for now and what about it? jonas, good morning to you. did he go far enough? >> i don't think so. that sounded like the most passive-aggressive apology we have heard from a president in a while. bill: you say the was too cute, using a passive voice. >> he said we could have been more clear. that implies they were clear about something and they were honest a
. bill: tomorrow we have kathleen sebelius back. it is her turn then. she faces the questions from the senate committee. senator john thune sits on that senate committee. it's been a week, what kind of improvements have you made. how much further do we have to go. senator thune on that. er. >> learn about the gunman who opened gunfire on a shopping mall in new jersey. witnesses describe the chaos as they were leaving last night. >> gunshots echoed through the mall. there were a lot of customers that they hear a gunman on the loose and shots fire, we need to get out. i got them out of the store and just kept waving them on. >> nobody knew what was going on. our instinct was to tell the manager to close the store gate. we did that. then we heard another gunshot. at that type we were all traumatized and shake. >> all we wanted to to was get safe. >> people were dropping stuff and literally running for their lives. bill: what do we know know about what happened last night? >> reporter: it was 10 minutes before closing type when this gunman walked into this mall he just opened fire rand
and there was no clear definition of success. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius and white house chief technology officer todd park were among those briefed about the website and april 4. april 5 at the eisenhower executive office building, a meeting was held inside the white house. two weeks after sebelius was briefed she tried the reassure congress. >> we have the federal house on track and on time. we are moving ahead with marketplaces we'll be individually responsible for and we are working closely with our partners on their timetables for their marketplace. our energy and resources are focused on getting it up and running. we are monitoring the contracts an step of the way. >> reporter: white house officials acknowledge there were red flags raised along the way. but nobody imagined the size and scope of the problem. bill: that takes us to the hearings. what can we expect? >>> reporter: there are be tough questions and security and questions for henry chow about the vast majority of people will be able to sign up for obamacare on the website by the end of the month. they are going
the numbers. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius was asked by congress about this she wouldn't give it. we know the number was beyond embarrassing. six people on day one. had a total of 248 by the next day. this has really stunned a lot of people. especially democrats, who voted for this. they basically summoned top white house officials including white house chief of staff to capital hill yesterday to explain this. you know they wanted to find out the numbers themselves. one of the senators, jeff merkel, he said we were all confident the system would be up and running by october 1st. they to the a really big surprise. we find out just how bad it really is. >> it is. they need 39,000 people a day. 39,000 people a day to reach the goal in march of seven million people they need to have signed up by then, is that right? >> that's right. the whole plan of obamacare they have to have enough people to sign up, especially enough younger and healthier people as opposed to older, less healthy people to sign up to make sure premiums just do not go through the roof. the figure they nee
services secretary kathleen sebelius taken a lot of heat over this. she is blaming the start date of october won on the law itself. watch from a few weeks ago. >> i think in an ideal world it would have been a lot more testing. we did not have the luxury of that. it is go time on october 1. bill: that was late october. here's a fact check of what she just said. the law says the enrollment period should be determined by the secretary. fox news digital politics editor, host of "power play" on foxnews.com. good morning to you. the first time i heard about it. what is the truth? >> what is funny is this is an administration that has been very choosy when it comes to which parts of the law they like in force in which parts of the law they don't like enforcing. most famously the decision to grant large employers a one-year delay in the time to have two provide insurance for their workers. they caught a lot of flack for that. as for the october 1 date, she does have broad discretion as relates to that, but a new piece out in "washington post" today that sheds more light on why she decide
or mislead about the fact that he said you could keep your health insurance if you like it? kathleen sebelius asked that very question and peel tell you what her answer was and talk about the repeated calls for her to step down. bill: are labor unions getting a pass on obamacare. martha: we'll ask a former pro football star way it's really like in the shocker rooms as the dolphins teammates speak out. >> i'm sure we have all gone out and had a few too many and called somebody and don't remember what we said on the voicemail or why we did it or what. it's just an unusual situation. you really love, what would you do?" ♪ [ woman ] i'd be a writer. [ man ] i'd be a baker. [ woman ] i wanna be a pie maker. [ man ] i wanna be a pilot. [ woman ] i'd be an architect. what if i told you someone could pay you and what if that person were you? ♪ when you think about it, isn't that what retirement should be, paying ourselves to do what we love? ♪ paying ourselves to do what we love? when you do what io, iyou think about risk.. i don't like the ups and downs of the market, but i can't just sit on m
to help the law and keep the law in place. remember this, now the president can fire kathleen sebelius as health secretary and put somebody in of highs choosing. now the president can do whatever he wants at the epa the president can do all kinds of things that republicans and moderate democrats. he can with executive authority do exactly whatever he wants. martha: you're so right, chris. this is a huge moment and big game-changer for all the reasons that you just detailed. h. really you try to sort of figure out what the discussion has been in the oval office and in the west wing. they know they're in a dire situation and they need to change the scheme but it does appear they will start a hold the ball and literally try to push it through the defensive line and make it go into the touchdown zone they're hoping. so talk to me a little bit about the possibility that you just brought up. are we about to see a change of some of the players in this game? >> well, one of the reasons, and you, we talked about it before, one of the reasons that everybody said that kathleen sebelius was safe a
of saving it will crash again at certain points. kathleen sebelius told state and local officials that obamacare 2.0 will not be a pale remake of the original. >> we are on track to have a significantly different user experience by the end of this month. that was our commitment. than people experienced on october 1. the experience is vastly improved each and every day. >> reporter: that said, democratic senators, 7 of them sent president obama a letter urging him to permanent ceo to run obama care. it's a reflection of anxiety within the president's party not just about the looming dead lines for obama dare but about the looming election season. bill: extreme weather alert. i want to keep you updated on what's happening outside. it's barreling up the east coast. the radar is a mess. all that green in the background making it a mess for millions. thrferl several targets along the eastern side of the country. one person was killed in a multi-vehicle pileup near philadelphia. police urging people to take it slow. >> we want to be with our families for the holidays so we better get go
30th, when the site, like any website, doesn't perform optimum. >> kathleen sebelius says they are in for a different experience. didn't say better. but obama told small businesses they will not be able to buy insurance through the online exchanged as promised. they will have to go through insurance companies or brokers. but the individual mandates span. >> if you are an individual who is not the individual of the benefits, the mandate applies to you. you will say why am i not getting special treatment. >> the white house says the website is on track to handle 50,000 users some saturday. and they said there were still plenty of bugs to be fixed. >> hedging their bets for sure. let's look at the big picture on this and the impact it might have. right now, 7.3% is the unemployment claim. will the new delay give the small businesses breathing room? maybe they will hire more people. bob is here with us. happy thanksgiving. >> happy thanksgiving. >> i was curious if people can be optimistic and have hope about new jobs. if small businesses get the break, what do you think? >> i
he does and if kathleen sebelius has time to go to cocktail parties which she does, then todd park ought to have cometime to come to tell people he works for why they got such a poor product after spending half a billion dollars and three years. bill: do you expect that money to go higher? how much more do they need to spend to get it right? >> if they want the product to work they will have to spend. the first half a billion dollars didn't get the job done. to say it's a train wreck is an insult to train wrecks. it is doing very, very poorly. yes, it needs to be fixed. how much more money? who knows. that is one of the things hopefully someone will ask mr. park this week. bill: enrollment numbers are expected this week. i don't know if it is midweek or end of this week but what is your expectations when it comes to the enrollment numbers? >> well, bill, if the enrollment numbers were good we would already have them. you and i both know that they are going to be dismal. the last estimate i saw was 1100 a people a day. i was not good in math but at 313 million people in the country,
of enrolled is a big question, waiting a month and a half from the obama administration and kathleen sebelius, how do they define even rolled. they are defining people who have paid and people who put a plan into your shopping cart like you would do on amazon and maybe not pay for it. bill: what happens to the law if these numbers stay where they are? what's the effect of that? >> we heard healthcare experts and people who helped write the saw say if a number of people don't sign up insurance premiums will be high within obamacare which means even more people won't show up. you have lots of republicans and conservatives who have been sake it's not going to work. you have democrats meeting with the president very concerned about reelection. then you have them saying maybe if we had known the website was going to crash we would have delayed it. we'll see a collapse in the marketplace in obamacare. it will be at a standstill and you are seeing the experts over at health and human services saying i don't know if the website will be fixed by the end of november. bill: do they keep on throwing mone
? @martha maccam up and@bill hemmer. martha: he grilled kathleen sebelius on the holes he saw in terms of putting in your information and he seems to be right. >> when the experts come on in front of that committee and say get down. better to start over. martha: shocking information that a crucial jobs report was manipulated to make president obama look good just before the election. the unemployment rate went from 8.1 to 7.8. it was a huge boost at the time for the president because it looked like the jobs market was starting to turn around. some people believed it did in the ensuing month. it became a major talking point throughout the 30 days of the campaign. >> this morning we found out the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. after losing 800,000 jobs a month when i took office. our businesses added 5.2 million new jobs the past two years. friday we found out the unemployment rate has fallen from 8.2% to 7.8%, the lowest since i took office. we created jobs and we are making progress. march report census bureau asked the inspector general to look i
secretary kathleen sebelius when the website crashed right in front of you. >> i think it's great this is happening. it's okay, it will come back. you know, that happens every day. martha: okay, that's okay. it will come back. this happens every day. she was visiting a miami hospital. they should have gone that was not going to work out the way they want it to. in tennessee remember this moment, somebody handle were a website for dummies book. some people thought that was rude. she wasn't too happy about it. it's easy to walk into these situations the way it's work. i'm not sure of the's such a great p.r. moment. martha: don't worry, it will come back. bill: massive flooding slamming a major city. have a look right here. some chilling new video of a man trying to save his car from being washed away. we'll show you what happen to him and others in a moment. martha: there is a brand-new deal that can keep our troops in afghanistan for another 10 years. ralph peters is here on that. bill: new developments where a teenaged girl is charged with bullying another girl to death. it could
, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius promised visitors to the obamacare web site will have a, quote, vastly improved experience. any details on what that means? >> reporter: well, heather and gregg, good amp. as you say, white house and hhs officials alike are seeking to dampen expectations, cautioning us not even to view this as a relaunch per se. in its first deeply troubled month online, healthcare.gov was only able to steer 27,000 visitors amongst the millions who logged on to the desired goal of purchasing health insurance online. >> because of the numerous upgrades in both software and ard ware over the last month, on december 1st, healthcare.gov will be able to handle 50,000 users at the same time. however, if there are extraordinarily high spikes in traffic which exceed the site's capacity, consumers will be put in a new advanced queuing system that will give them an expected wait time or allow them to be notified via e-mail when they can return to the site. >> at the dreamworks animation studios earlier this week, president obama acknowledged the, quote,
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